Academic Achievement for every student by ensuring that they are effective users of ideas and information.
Be aware of "Fake News"!
In November, Stanford University published the results of a study
that pointed out students of all ages are often not able to tell if a news article is biased or has credible information.
How do you tell what you're reading is "fake" or not? Here is an info-graphic that might be useful!
How To Spot Fake News." IFLA -- How To Spot Fake News. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 7 Feb. 2017. Web. 7 Feb. 2017.
The District supports cloud computing via Microsoft Office. Here's Ms. Arthur's PowerPoint on How Ballard Students can use Office 365.pptx
For more information, go to the Districts information page
The library is on twitter!
Books - Find your next book to read
BHS Library Catalog
Your Next Read
YA Books Central
- Teen book reviews
Seattle Public Library's Teen page
New York Times Book Review
Barnes and Noble
Start Your Research
Quick Links to Databases
Access to these databases is automatic from school computers. For off-campus access see the librarian, or go to Password Information for Online Resources (requires SPS login)
Encyclopedias & General Reference
Newspapers, Magazines & Journals
Web Links By Subject Matter
American History Mega Websites
Controversies & Issues
CIA World Factbook
CultureGrams (SPS password required at home)
Science News Links
- Magazine Links (Proquest)
- Proquest Links - Choose the Latest Available Issue. If accessing at home, requires username and password. Ask Ms. Arthur, Ms. Wood, Ms Faust or Mr. Blazevic.
- US History Links